Wow I really stretched that one out didn't I? Finally we're at the last of my posts from the Garden Conservancy's Open Days here in Portland back in June.
Don't ya just love a gardened hellstrip? I do...
I must really spend a couple of hours pruning on my arctostaphylos, soon. Less leaves, more branches.
All this beauty and we still haven't entered the garden!
Anyone know what this is?
Okay, here's the official word on this garden: "A wonderful large corner lot is home to a seven-year-old garden filled with luscious plants and quirky art. Foliage rules here, with featured areas of both shade and sun plants. I have a definite color scheme, focusing on black, chartreuse and burgundy. No pastels in this garden! Gravel hell strips frame both sides of the garden, containing plants that thrive with little water. The west-side garden is a lovely respite containing an angled deck that puts you right in the middle of all the plantings."
No pastels! I knew I felt at home here.
I love this crazy planted column.
Such restraint in the planting, I don't think I could be so good.
Great container! I wonder if it was made by the gardener herself?
She has an eye for great color/texture combinations don't you think?
I desperately need to find some pipes/columns like this, although I would prefer grey...
And I would love to have this on our fence.
And a little rust. There's always rust.
Impatient me wants my Azara microphylla to be this size, now!
Where as I'm not sure if I'll let my Sambucus nigra 'Black Lace' get to be this size.
Look, up in the sky, it's decorated power lines.
Someone wasn't pruning when they should have been.
The deck felt a little bit like a stage, but that's probably just me.
Another great planter.
This was such a fun garden to tour, I highly recommend you look into Garden Conservancy Open Days in your community.
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